immigration

Employment Permit

This Permit is issued to foreigners who enter the country to take up employment for a period exceeding six (6) months and can be extended for a further period or periods to a maximum of ten (10) years from the date of its issue.

Note: All applicants should remain outside Zambia until the permit has been approved.

Requirements for Issuance

  • Covering letter from employer addressed to the Director
  • General of Immigration
  • Application for an Employment Permit (Form 23)
  • Employment contract/Letter of offer
  • Police Clearance from country of residence
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Registration certificate from the relevant professional body in Zambia (where required)
  • Certified Copy of qualifications (academic, professional)
  • Copy of marriage and birth certificates (where available)
  • Certified copy of valid Passport particulars (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Certified certificate of share capital and list of Directors
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Prescribed fee

Requirements for Renewal /extension

  • Application Form 11
  • Covering letter to the Director General from concerned employer
  • Extended contract
  • Original Permit
  • Prescribed fee
  • Certified copy of valid passport
  • Requirements for variation by Addition of Children and/or Spouse
  • Application Form 9
  • Covering letter to the Director General from the applicant
  • Original Permit
  • Certified copies of marriage/birth certificate/s (as appropriate)
  • Certified copy of valid Passport (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Prescribed fee

Requirements for variation by Change of Occupation

  • Application Form 9
  • Covering letter to the Director General from the employer or concerned employer
  • Letter of appointment for new occupation
  • Original permit
  • Certified copies of professional certificates
  • Prescribed fee

Requirements for variation by change of Employer

  • Application Form 9
  • Covering letter to the Director General from concerned employer
  • Letter of appointment /offer/contract
  • Original Permit
  • Letter of release from previous employer
  • Prescribed fee

For an investor click (Investor's Permit)

FEES FOR EMPLOYMENT PERMIT
Employment Permit fees vary depending upon the organization that you are applying under.  See appropriate fee schedule below:

EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FEES FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Issuance K6,000.00
Renewal K7,000.00
Duplicate K6,000.00
Variation

K3,000.00
Change of occupation/Employer/Nationality/ name

K1,000.00
Addition of names of spouse or children


EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FEES FOR GOVERNMENT AND QUASI GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION
Issuance K2,000.00
Renewal K3,000.00
Duplicate K2,000.00
Variation K1,000.00
Change of occupation/Employer and addition of names of spouse or children

EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FEES FOR RELIGIOUS, NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND NON PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS
Issuance K2,000.00
Renewal K3,000.00
Duplicate K2,000.00
Variation K1,000.00
Change of occupation/Employer and addition of names of spouse or children

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS
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Application for an employment permit (section 28 of the immigration and deportation act, no. 18 of 2010) Form 23


 

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